Bamboo is a highly sustainable tone "wood" that's been highly sought after for it's extreme durability and rich tones. It's been gaining popularity with luthiers over the past few years, and you can now get a Kalimba made from this beautiful, natural material.
The Bondi Bliss Kalimba features a full 17 key (or tine) register. This is the most flexible configuration. Beginners can use the inner 10 keys for simplicity, while intermediate and advanced players will enjoy the tonal flexibility of the full 17 keys.
Cheaper Kalimbas can be rough on your thumbs. But not Bondi Kalimbas! The tines are highly polished with smooth rounded edges. The tips of the tines have a slight downward bend for smoother and easier playing.
The Bondi Bliss Kalimba has a lovely watercolour finish that highlights the natural grain features of the bamboo. Every Kalimba comes with a foamcore case with a luxurious plush interior that provides maximum protection of your instrument. You'll also get a tuning hammer, cleaning cloth, and guide stickers for the keys.
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Cool and fun! As described, fast delivery!
I'm so happy with the kalimbas that I'm gifting one to a good friend too! She was on the look out for an instrument to learn playing and was interested when I mentioned the kalimba. Thank you again so so much! The service from Ukulelemate is absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended, both the business and the instrument! ^^
Great quality, a fun and entertaining product at a reasonable price!
I am very happy with my Kalimba. Not playing very well but practice is the key. It is exactly as advertised, was delivered promptly, and any staff I have spoken to at Ukelele Mate have been very willing to help and always courteous. Would recommend them.
Yes! The Kalimba is one of the easiest instruments to learn. Unlike the piano which has many keys and complex scales to learn, the basics of the kalimba can be learnt really quickly. It's an instrument that can be learnt without prior musical experience. On the other hand, someone with musical experience may well be playing simple melodies within minutes of picking it up. The beauty of this instrument is that it sounds beautiful, no matter who is playing it.
Yes it is. Also known as a mbira or thumb piano, the Kalimba orginated in Africa around 3000 years ago. At the time African tribes were in need of a portable instrument to play while walking. Whilst we may not walk and play the Kalimba these days, the portability of this instrument is a big reason for its popularity.
We offer a lifetime warranty on all products. You won't find this anywhere else in the world, most music stores offer 12 months, maybe 24 months if you are lucky. We sell products that are high quality and will last. We stand behind them with a lifetime warranty.
Each Kalimba comes with a custom hardcase. This protects it from dings and scratches. Each year we ship thousands of instruments all across Australia and the world. We guarantee you will receive your Kalimba in 100% perfect condition.
All orders before 4pm are dispatched same day. We choose the fastest courier based on your postcode. Over 80% of our orders arrive in 1-2 days. If you live in a rural area, it will take a couple of extra days, but we will make sure it's dispatched fast and with the best courier possible.